Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Helper Robots as Senior Companions?

Ran across an article in from the New York Times on helper robots as an alternate resource for seniors who need companionship and assistance (not sure how robots will work for all of the different aids for daily living that a senior might need), however a portion of the article addressed the shortage of people who want to be companions due to low pay. The article mentioned that typical companions make an average of $20,820 annually and that also makes one wonder how these low income wage earners afford insurance, rent, food - Read More

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  1. Caregivers at the facility said their residents accepted the robots more easily than expected, with the robots having positive psychological effects on the residents, sometimes bringing smiles to the faces of even the mentally depressed. In addition to such long term elderly care services, they expressed hope for the future development of more practical robots that can actually reduce caregivers' physical burdens, such as by helping lift the elderly.